Pet Dental

Pet Dental Care at Birdneck Animal Hospital in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach Vet Provides Dental Care for Pets Like people, pets need proper dental care to maintain a satisfactory state of health. Insufficient pet dental care can lead to bacterial build-up, tooth decay and oral diseases that can cause a lot of pain and inhibit a pet's ability to eat a normal diet. Here at Birdneck Animal Hospital in Virginia Beach, we believe that pets deserve exceptional treatment in all areas of health to have a happy, healthy and full life. One of the aspects of health that owners can often overlook is oral health. The veterinarians at our clinic can help keep a pet's whole mouth clean and healthy by performing regular cleaning services, applying treatment medications and thoroughly examining the mouth for any budding problems. Although our veterinary hospital can dramatically improve the dental health of a pet, perfect oral health for a pet also requires continuous care by the pet owner.

Our Veterinarians Work with Pets to Promote Pet Dental Health

Birdneck Animal Hospital has years of experience working with pets and owners to achieve excellent oral health. However, our veterinary hospital believes that good oral health starts in the home. Pets like dogs and cats should have their teeth brushed regularly. Brushing reduces plaque and bacteria build-up in the mouth. Brushing a pet's teeth is similar to the technique used to brush human teeth. However, the tools used are a bit different. For example, owners should never use human toothpaste when brushing a pet's teeth because this can make them sick. Most major pet stores will sell dog or cat toothpaste that you can purchase specifically for this task. You can also buy a pet-specific tooth brush and other oral health tools at our hospital. The professionals at our veterinary clinic can help advise pet owners about what techniques they can use to improve the oral health of their pets.

In addition to regular tooth brushing, dental check-ups at our veterinary hospital are important to ensure that a pet is receiving proper care, and there are no serious problems. A veterinarian at our animal clinic will do a thorough examination of a pet's mouth to ensure that everything is healthy. This thorough examination may be supplemented with special diagnostic tools such as x-rays th Pet Dental Care at Virginia Beach Vet Clinic at allow the veterinarian to examine fully the mouth for abnormalities or problems. If an x-ray shows that the tooth is loose or infected, our veterinary hospital may schedule surgery to extract it. Removing an infected tooth involves surgery, but prevents the spread of diseases and will help to eliminate any pain.

Even if there are no major problems with a pet's oral health, seeing a veterinarian in Virginia Beach can ensure that a pet's mouth is healthy. A professional at our animal clinic can provide an extensive cleaning of the pet's mouth that includes scaling that incorporates special tools to remove plaque. The specialists at our veterinary clinic may also add fluoride treatments to improve health and reduce sensitivity. Our animal clinic also commonly applies tools that polish the teeth to remove scratches from the tooth enamel. If extra oral medicine is needed for a pet, the professionals at our veterinary clinic may also apply these and advise owners to use them at home.

Oral health is just part of the battle when it comes to pet health. At our animal clinic, we provide health services for all aspects of pet health. If you have questions about pet oral health or would like to schedule a pet dental cleaning, please email us or call us at 757-355-5694.

Virginia Beach Veterinarian | Birdneck Animal Hospital
508 North Birdneck Rd Suite C
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: (757) 355-5694


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Feedback from our clients

  • "Words can not begin to express our gratitude for the care you had given Hunter over the years. When his time came, he watched for you to come through the door and his tail showed his affection towards you. That was most comforting having you there. Thank you.""
  • ""Thank you so much for taking care of Maggie over the years. Y'all are the best and Dr. Johnson, you are the best vet in the world! God bless you all.""
    ~ J.D.
  • ""Your care for my beloved Mattie these last 10n years made her life, and mine much better….God bless each of you for all you did for us and I'm sure for all your other two and four legged patients.""
  • ""Thank you for saving my life." ~T.C."
  • ""I can not express how grateful I am for you and your staff… I appreciate everything you did in Beckham's treatment. He was so lucky to have such a wonderful doctor on his side. Thank you for all you do for the benefit of all our beloved pets.""
  • ""Dr. Johnson - There are no words that can truly capture your kindness.""
  • ""Thank you for the great care you took of Taco and the rest of our family. He is doing great now! He is enjoying running and playing with all four legs again.""
  • ""People who avail themselves of your services at the clinic certainly are blessed to have such a caring staff....bless you and your devoted staff.""
  • ""A sincere thank you for taking such good care of Dulce. We are so thrilled that she is back to her normal self. You gave her the support and care she needed in her darkest hours and kept us confident in her recovery.""
  • ""Just to say how much we appreciate all of you. You all are wonderful people. We feel blessed to have our beloved furry children in your care when they need it. Your professional knowledge and your acts of kindness have a beautiful act all it's own. You are a great vet, compassionate and everything good all in one. You are in our daily prayers.""
  • ""Thank you and all of your staff for the excellent care you gave to my wonderful Abbey, who was so much a part of the family. Thank you for all the advice and support you gave to me these last few months. I don't know how I would have gotten through this without your constant support. I will, and I have highly recommended you to family and friends, as I feel you are the best!""
  • ""Thank you for taking care of my kitty, Slingshot. He is feeling better and better. My Paw-Paw said that you took extra special care of him and I really appreciate it. So, thank you again for taking care of my cat.""
    ~T.B. (age 6)
  • ""Dr. Johnson, I don't know why you decided to move here from your home in New Jersey, but I absolutely believe it was so you could help me and Mickey. I know coming to someone's home is not what a typical veterinarian would do, but you are obviously an extraordinary man in a world filled with ordinary men….On top of that, your sensitive and wonderful handwritten note arrived and touched my heart…You are one of those quiet, unheralded champions who make life easier for everyone you touch.""
  • ""Thank you so much for taking care of Lola when she had her reaction, and your office was already closed. I know you took time away from yourself and your family and I really appreciate it.""
  • ""Thank you for giving me more time with my best friend. We are all so grateful.""
  • ""Thank you for all of your support for Maxine during her illness. All was very much appreciated and will always be remembered. I have related to all my friends of what a great doctor and staff at Birdneck Animal Hospital.""
  • ""Thank you for taking such good care of me over the last 4 years. I am doing well and both legs and feet feel great. You sis an awesome job on me Dr. Johnson, and I'm gonna have a great year this year and I hope to see you only for my check up. You guys are the best!""
  • "We can't thank you enough for the wonderful and loving care you gave to"Budkus" while he was in your care. He was so little and so sick and we were so scared for him. Each and every one of the staff members made us feel like we had the only dog in the world. Like nothing else mattered except getting "Budkus" well again. Our deepest gratitude to all of you for the excellent care and attention we received, for your encouragement, comfort, and understanding, and most importantly for saving his life! Thank you so much.""
    ~ J.,B.,C.